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May 15, 2015

Shining, shimmering, splendid
Posted by Avram Grumer at 06:52 PM * 5 comments

If you like science fiction and comics, you should be aware that C Spike Trotman — creator of the webcomic Templar, Arizona, and editor/publisher of a number of successful comics anthologies, has just today announced the Kickstarter campaign for her latest: New World: A Sci-Fi/Fantasy Anthology, with 25 stories about culture clashes. As of this writing, the campaign’s been live for about five hours, and is already halfway funded.

Contributors include Carla Speed McNeil (writer/artist of Finder, long-running science fiction comic whose absence from Best Graphic Story Hugo ballots is baffling to me), Blue Delliquanti (writer/artist of O Human Star), Evan Dahm (writer/artist of Rice Boy), and holy crap she got something from Matt Howarth! And a couple of dozen other creators; there’s a list on the Kickstarter page. You can get a feel for the sorts of things that will (and won’t) be in the anthology by reading Spike’s pitch document for prospective creators.

If you hurry, you might be able to get in on the “Science Fiction Double Feature” reward level, which gets you both a copy of New World and one of The Sleep of Reason, her horror anthology from last year. It’s already too late for the “Early-Bird Special” reward which gets you the book with free shipping; those 50 reward slots went within the first ten minutes.

Comments on Shining, shimmering, splendid:
#1 ::: Clifton ::: (view all by) ::: May 16, 2015, 01:23 PM:

Thanks for the tip-off!

#2 ::: John Fiala ::: (view all by) ::: May 20, 2015, 01:12 PM:

And now it's funded!

#3 ::: Jenora Feuer ::: (view all by) ::: May 20, 2015, 04:49 PM:

and holy crap she got something from Matt Howarth!
That was how I heard about this. (I was one of the supporters for the Myriad Quest Kickstarter, and they announced this as an update there, assuming that Howarth fans would be interested.)

I have long considered Howarth to be one of the best cartoonists for doing truly alien aliens. That's part of the reason why I consider the Keif Llama and Particle Dreams stories to be his best work.

Got in on the double feature here myself. And now I have other people I need to watch.

#4 ::: Clifton ::: (view all by) ::: May 20, 2015, 09:53 PM:

Jenora Feuer @ 3 Got in on the double feature here myself.

Me too. I'd been kicking myself for not going in on the Sleep of Reason Kickstarter last year.

#5 ::: Sandy B. ::: (view all by) ::: May 21, 2015, 10:23 AM:

Templar, AZ. So good. So abandoned. So frustrating. STUFF WAS HAPPENING and now it's not.

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